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Families of Marines killed in 2022 Osprey crash sue aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Bell, Rolls Royce

May. 23, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of four of the five Marines killed when their Osprey crashed in California in June of 2022 filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging that the aircraft's manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures that led to the deaths. The Marines were...

Explorers find what they believe is World War II ace Richard Bong's downed plane in South Pacific

May. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Searchers announced Thursday they've discovered what they believe is the wreckage of World War II ace Richard Bong's plane in the South Pacific. The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin, and the nonprofit World War II historical...

Dive team finds bodies of 2 men dead inside plane found upside down in Alaska lake

May. 18, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bodies of two men have been recovered from a plane that was found face down in a lake, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday. Troopers were notified late Friday of the upside-down aircraft in Six Mile Lake near the Athabascan community of Nondalton,...

Boeing shareholders approve CEO's compensation as company faces investigations, possible prosecution

May. 17, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

Boeing shareholders on Friday approved CEO David Calhoun's $32.8 million compensation and heard leaders explain what the troubled aircraft maker is doing to improve the quality and safety of its planes after a door plug blew off a Boeing 737 Max jetliner in January. Calhoun said the...

3 dead after small plane crashes in Tennessee

May. 15, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tennessee (AP) — Three people are dead after a small plane crashed on Wednesday in Williamson County, local officials confirmed. Williamson County Chief Deputy Mark Elrod told reporters that the plane had left Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was headed to Louisville,...

A small plane crashes in Montana, killing the pilot and a passenger

May. 15, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A single-engine airplane crashed in southeastern Montana, killing the pilot and the passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The Piper PA-18 crashed near Tillitt Field Airport east of the town of Forsyth at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the FAA...

2 killed in single-engine plane crash in eastern Arkansas

May. 13, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

MARIANNA, Ark. (AP) — A single-engine plane that took off from Florida crashed in a field in eastern Arkansas on Sunday night, killing two people on board, according to the Arkansas State Police. The privately owned plane was located in a field about outside Marianna, about 87...

WWII soldiers posthumously receive Purple Heart medals 79 years after fatal plane crash

May. 10, 2024 22:56 PM EDT

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The families of five Hawaii men who served in a unit of Japanese-language linguists during World War II received posthumous Purple Heart medals on behalf of their loved ones on Friday, nearly eight decades after the soldiers died in a plane crash in the final days of...

Putin reappoints his prime minister, a technocrat who has kept a low political profile

May. 10, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin reappointed Mikhail Mishustin as the country’s prime minister on Friday, a widely anticipated move to keep on a technocrat who has maintained a low political profile. Mishustin and other technocrats in the Cabinet have been credited...

Boeing plane carrying 85 people catches fire and skids off the runway in Senegal, injuring 10

May. 09, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Boeing 737 carrying 85 people caught fire and skidded off a runway at Senegal's main airport, injuring 10 people including the pilot, the country's transport minister said Thursday. Passengers were evacuated from the burning aircraft and some described...